SLS AMG Black Series – A Caged Tiger
When you look at some sports cars you are reminded of a caged tiger. The car (as well as the tiger) looks like it could explode any minute with unrestrained power and speed. The Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Black Series is one such car. There is no mistaking that this car was built for speed.
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Expensive and Exclusive
One of these caged tigers happened to show up at Elite Autos in Jonesboro, AR recently and we blazed a trail to get there and check it out. Built by AMG, Mercedes’ in-house performance shop, this super car is one of the most expensive and exclusive cars the German car giant makes. Only 200 were shipped to the U.S. It is not a car for someone who has trouble writing six figures in the amount column of a check.
At Home on the Racetrack
The Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series is at home on any race track. It has been described as a GT racer with a license plate. With a top speed of 195 mph and 622 hp under the hood, the modified 6.3L V8 engine is naturally aspirated and aurally gifted. This car is a physical experience to drive. You need to be wide awake to be behind this wheel.
Lighter and Faster
Mercedes engineers felt the need to lighten the load on this car as much as possible. The Black Series is 154 lbs. lighter than the standard SLS. The overall construction is a mixture of exotic materials from the aluminum space frame to the titanium exhaust system. Carbon fiber reigns supreme from the long front hood to the “rib wrapper” seats. Gone is the standard battery, replaced with a lighter lithium ion model. Everything was re-designed to decrease weight and increase speed.
Ready to be Set Free
The Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series is one step removed from being a race car. Modeled after the SLS AMG GT3, winner of the 24 hours of Dubai endurance race, the Black series is stiff and unyielding on city streets. The throttle jumps to life at the slightest touch which could be unnerving in city congestion. Encounter even the slightest bump in the road and this ride may leave a mark. But stop and go traffic is not a part of this car’s true nature. Like a tiger, it was meant to be set free.
Mercedes Black Series – A Rare Animal
Beautifully designed with quality engineering, the Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series is a rare animal. While it proudly wears the Mercedes emblem, this car is distinctly different from the other luxury models the car maker produces. The sleek body design and the iconic gull wing doors add to its exotic flair. The interior makes you feel like you are sitting in a race car not a street legal sports car.
Get Your Adrenaline Pumping
The Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series will definitely turn heads at the next car show or as it whips around a test track. If you are looking for a car that will test your skills as a driver then look no further. But be warned, this car can smell fear. Like all caged animals, it yearns to be let loose. If you are up for the challenge then strap yourself in. This car is about to get your adrenaline pumping.
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